BACP accredited Psychotherapist.
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Hi I'm Ben. I'm a Psychotherapist who specialises in helping individuals who are struggling with issues around anxiety and self esteem. If you have any concerns around anxiety, whether related to a general anxiety that you're struggling to manage; or a specific situation/person/event that seems to trigger anxiety, then I offer therapy to help you make lasting changes to those concerns. I can also help if you are struggling with concerns related self esteem. This can be beneficial if you're struggling with your confidence, negative and critical thoughts about yourself, perfectionism, wanting to improve your assertiveness, or self esteem issues in relationships.
How can I help you?
The aim of my approach is to help you understand, make sense of, and resolve your issues in order to allow you to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
I have been working as a therapist for over 15 years. I use an evidence based approach to therapy that has been shown to help with improvements around anxiety or self esteem. Rather than just focusing on management of your issues, my approach looks at helping understand the root causes of the problems so you can make lasting changes to your concerns.
I work both short term, which will focus on a specific issue, as well as more open-ended if it is felt that there are several areas that you need support with. This can be discussed in an initial meeting.
What to do next
You can find out more about how I can help you on my website: benjonescounselling.co.uk There are also some of my own articles on there, which will give you a better idea of how I work.
To see if my approach is right for you and your needs you can book in an initial session with me to discuss what you would like support with. I'm also more than happy to discuss any questions you have over the phone or via email before the meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications:
- MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling
- PG cert in Psychological Therapies
- BSc Hons in Psychology
- I am currently in my second year of advanced core training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
I have been working as a therapist for over 15 years, alongside my private work I have also had experience in several environments:
- NHS therapist
- Crisis counsellor for Hope community services
- University Counsellor at De Monfort University and Birmingham City University,
- Psychodynamic counsellor at Leicester Counselling centre
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling via Zoom:
If you're struggling to reach me for sessions face to face, then I also offer video conference based counselling via Zoom. Here you can join me from wherever is most convenient for you, there is no need for travelling to sessions. Maybe you are away from home or travel a lot. By this method, we can still set up regular counselling sessions to suit your life and working pattern
£60.00 per session
When I work
My working hours are: